Tanya and Charles Brandes Gift to UCSD to Support MBA Student Fellowships

“UC San Diego has been fortunate in securing generous private support for the university’s top-performing professional schools, including our innovative and pioneering Rady School of Management,” said UC San Diego Chancellor Marye Anne Fox. “We are thankful for the support of Tanya and Charles Brandes and their foundation, because this gift will open doors to graduate management education for talented students.” “The Brandes Fellowships will provide financial assistance to outstanding individuals who otherwise might not be in a position to pursue their MBA degrees,” said Rady School Dean Robert S. Sullivan. “Attracting such excellent students to the Rady School is a top priority. We are deeply appreciative of the Brandes' support and their involvement in building our school.”

The mission of The Tanya and Charles Brandes Foundation is to provide support for the arts, science, education and community leadership. Tanya Brandes serves as the president of the foundation, providing oversight and strategic direction. She holds an undergraduate degree from the University of Southern California and a medical degree from Stanford University School of Medicine. Dr. Brandes worked in emergency medicine and continues to be involved in providing charity medical services in Papua New Guinea, Africa and other developing nations. In addition to the foundation and her medical work, she is the co-owner of a film production company.

"A commitment to education is one of the best investments that can be made,” said Tanya Brandes. “It is our hope that through the Brandes Fellowships, the Rady School will attract talented entrepreneurs and managers who will strengthen our San Diego business community and beyond.”

Charles H. Brandes is a graduate of Bucknell University. He founded San Diego-based Brandes Investment Partners in 1974. The firm has offices in Toronto and Geneva. “We are confident that this school will shape the next generation of local and international leaders, who will exemplify entrepreneurial spirit, intelligent management and ethical business practice,” said Charles Brandes.